Time Out rating:
Time Out says
Wed Aug 3 2011
‘The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it,’ reads the quote that runs across the wall of the reception area of this relatively ambitious, comparatively off-beat gay bar,
set between Soho Square and the archway of Manette Steet.
The nearby portrait of the quote’s originator, Oscar Wilde (who else?), is no gimmick: the dark-fronted bar stages occasional literary and Wilde-themed events. Downstairs, though, you could be in any gay Soho basement, with pumping electro beats and flirty Latin staff.
Mention must be made of the drinks: nearly 20 ‘long and fruity’ cocktails in standard combinations based on Finlandia and Krupnik vodkas and Bombay Sapphire gin. House specialities include the ‘short and snazzy’ Carnation Kiss (Amaretto and Maraschino). Little fuss has been made of the beers, but wines run to a Charles Vienot chablis (£28.50) and a similarly priced pinot noir from the same stable.
Green Carnation 4-5 Greek Street
- Venue phone:
020 8123 4267
- Venue website:
- Opening hours:
Open 4pm-2am Mon-Sat; 4pm-12.30am Sun
Tube: Tottenham Court Road tube
Admission £5 Mon-Sat.
- 4-5 Greek Street
- 020 8123 4267
- 4-5 Greek Street
- Green Carnation
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